Chinese State Media Reacts to Biden Victory With Cautious Optimism

In particular, the state media has fixated on protests in American cities — starting this summer with the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, through the protests surrounding the election — as proof that American democracy is chaotic. After Mr. Biden won Pennsylvania, and thus the presidency, CCTV, the state broadcaster, aired videos of large crowds More...

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By Boston Journal On Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Canada Hasn’t Slept Well Since the U.S. Election

TORONTO — It was Robin Williams, of all people, who coined the phrase that I’ve heard repeatedly in Toronto over the past few weeks. “You are like a really nice apartment over a meth lab,” he said during More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, November 6th, 2020

Your Friday Briefing – The New York Times

A third day of vote counting in the U.S. election Two days after polls closed in the U.S. election, new vote tallies are giving Joe Biden fresh momentum. The Democratic nominee extended his lead in Nevada and More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, November 5th, 2020

U.S. Election, Poland, Coronavirus: Your Thursday Briefing

Take some time to explore our At Home collection for more ideas on what to read, cook, watch, and do while staying safe at home. And now for the Back Story on … Moments from the U.S. campaign trail After covering More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone

SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean military on Wednesday detained a man from North Korea ​who crossed the countries’ heavily armed land border and triggered an extensive manhunt, officials said. Military More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Hurricane Eta: Live Updates – The New York Times

The storm gathered strength as it neared land. Eta, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, continued to gain strength as it neared the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, where it was expected to make landfall early Tuesday, More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, November 2nd, 2020

On Afghan Highways, Even the Police Fear the Taliban’s Toll Collectors

KABUL, Afghanistan — When the long-haul trucker drives past this hilltop police outpost in southern Afghanistan each week, he knows exactly what to do. The officers toss down a box tied to a length of rope More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, November 1st, 2020

7 Pro-Democracy Politicians Arrested in Hong Kong Over Heated Meeting

HONG KONG — The police arrested seven pro-democracy politicians early Sunday over a heated meeting in May, when the local legislature’s chambers were filled with protest over a battle for control over a key More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

The worst week yet The United States just had its worst week ever for the virus. Over the past seven days, the country recorded more than 500,000 new cases and counted its nine millionth case since the start More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, October 30th, 2020

In Avignon, Snatching Theater From the Jaws of New Lockdowns

AVIGNON, France — Festivalgoers who cross the medieval ramparts of Avignon are used to being greeted with a riot of activity. Every July, thousands of posters cover the city’s walls to advertise stage productions More...